Christine Gannon, B.A., MS.ED.

Dir, Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness Programs / Student Affairs and Academic Advising

Christine Gannon

Phone Numbers

202-651-5432 (V)
202-618-6816 (VP)

Email

christine.gannon@gallaudet.edu

Location

Ely Center 103F

Office Hours

9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Christine Gannon, M.S.ED. is the Director of the Health and Wellness Programs at Gallaudet University. She has her B.A. in sociology from Lynchburg College, her Master's degree in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a certificate in chemical dependency from the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals.  She has been providing sexuality education and training to the Deaf community since 1995 and has been at Gallaudet in this capacity since 2011.   She is a child of Deaf parents and has combined this lifetime of experiences with her professional training to provide Deaf friendly and culturally competent services.  She is also a parent of two children and values the importance of health education on a personal level. 

Christine Gannon is responsible for providing health education and information to the Gallaudet community, specifically to Gallaudet University students through the Health and Wellness Programs.  The Health and Wellness Programs Office seeks to enhance the well-being of Gallaudet University students by empowering them to make informed health and lifestyle choices in accordance with their own values and belief systems. By supporting students on behavior and lifestyle change via the dimensions of wellness-physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental-HWP helps students become more successful members of the academic community.

She works closely with the Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) who are student paraprofessionals who receive extensive training in a variety of health issues, presentation methods, and referrals. PHAs are primarily responsible for educating about and advocating health and wellness for the student population through a variety of individual, group, and community strategies including, but not limited to, individual appointments, workshops, booths, banners, flyers, bulletin boards, bathroom tips, newsletters, dramatic performances, games, and role-plays. http://www.gallaudet.edu/health-and-wellness-programs/peer-health-advocates-(phas).

She provides oversight to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services. Alcohol and Other Drugs Services provides support for students dealing with alcohol and/or other drug related infractions of the Student Code of Conduct, and ensures that students complete their assigned sanctions issued by Residence Life or the Office of Student Conduct. Alcohol and Other Drugs Services handles online alcohol and/or drug educational sessions, alcohol and drug programs, and alcohol/drug classes in collaboration with several units on and off campus.

She also provides oversight to the food pantry which provides students in need access to basic food, toiletries, clothing, detergents, etc.  If you work a student who is struggling to meet their basic needs please refer to her.  

Christine Gannon teaches a wide variety of health-related courses and workshops.  She provides two-three Green Dot trainings per semester.  This training teaches participants to be effective bystanders.  She visits the GSR 101 classes and teaches, "Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex, Oh My!"  She also teaches the Alcohol and Other Drugs sanction course.  

Christine Gannon is the chair for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Team, a monthly committee that seeks to coordinate the community's response to these issues.

Christine Gannon was the Project Director for the Office on Violence Against Women grant, 2012-2015 and for the College Consortium grant with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2014-2017.  She is currently the point of contact for the NCAA Choices grant to address alcohol prevention with student athletes.  

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